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Re: [Libguestfs] [PATCH 0/2] Add lightweight bindings for PCRE.

On Thu, Aug 03, 2017 at 06:08:24PM +0200, Pino Toscano wrote:
> But I guess I have no chance to change the current patch (even adding
> a test using asserts, instead of oUnit, for which I still did not get
> a reason why a new test using it would be unacceptable), so ...

Fewer dependencies make the code easier for others to consume, and
that's especially true when (like oUnit) those dependencies add little
value.  (That's different from dependencies like, say, Augeas which
bring huge value.)

So by adding a test with asserts I'm gradually working towards
reducing -- or at least not increasing -- the amount of oUnit being

Practically, someone who compiles libguestfs and runs the tests but
doesn't have oUnit installed will be able to run this test, whereas
the oUnit-based tests would be skipped.


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libguestfs lets you edit virtual machines.  Supports shell scripting,
bindings from many languages.  http://libguestfs.org

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